LAHORE: Names of 10 people including Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, his wife and two sons were placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) on Friday.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore had recommended placing of their names in no fly list because of their alleged involvement in money laundering. The federal cabinet had approved placing names of Shehbaz and his family members in the list.
On Sept 29, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability Barrister Shahzad Akbar had said Shehbaz Sharif was arrested on the charges of money laundering worth more than seven billion rupees.
“The assets of Shehbaz Sharif and his family have risen massively during the period of last ten years,” he had said talking to a local news channel. He had said that Shehbaz Sharif used the bank account of his wife as Benami and various people transferred huge amount of money in her account from time to time.
He had said that the accountability watchdog had started the investigation regarding the assets of Shehbaz Sharif, after the reports of Financial Monitoring Unit came out. The adviser had said Maryam Nawaz was taking the advantage of being a woman, while she was on interim bail.
On Sept 29, an accountability court in Lahore had approved physical remand of the president PML-N for 14 days in money laundering and assets beyond means case.
The National Accountability Court had filed a plea in the court seeking physical remand of Shehbaz Sharif one day after he was arrested after his interim bail ended.
The court had directed the NAB to produce the high-profile suspect again before the court on Oct 13.